Support Groups

Autism Support Group

This is a monthly support group for parents, care‐
givers, grandparents, and siblings of autistic children. RSVP is required.

4th Sunday of the month
Athol Memorial Hospital, The Hillis
Conference Room
2033 Main St., Athol

The first meeting will be held on August 26th. Please contact Amanda Gallant at with questions or to RSVP.

Clinical &  Support Options (CSO) Parent Support Group

For parents of children/youth with high functioning autism (Asperger’s). Come share your experience, learn about resources, and hear from experts in the field. Childcare available. This is a parent led support group.

Bridge Family Resource Center
101 University Dr, Suite A3
Amherst, MA

Childcare available, refreshments served. Please call 413~549~0297 with questions.

HOPE Autism Support Group

This group is designed for parents and caregivers of family members on the autism spectrum to meet and talk with others that are on the same journey in a positive and confidential environment.

Pioneer Valley Church of Christ
85 Montcalm Street
Chicopee, MA

Group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cathy at

Asperger’s Social Night for Adults

Autism Connections is happy to provide this social night twice a month for folks 18+ who identify as having Asperger’s.

Autism Connections
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 366
Easthampton, MA

This group will resume in the near future. Please contact Kimberly LaMothe at 413-529-2428 x 118 with any questions.

Adult Discussion Group

his group is being offered by the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). There is an attendance fee of $5.

Mason Library
231 Main Street, Great Barrington

For more information or to join this group, please contact Stephanie Birkdale at

Autism Connections Western MA Support Group

This support group is open to all family members of children and young adults with autism. The group is designed for parents and other caregivers to come together for support and to share information.

Group meets 2nd Wednesday of each month
260 Westfield Road
Holyoke, MA

For more information and to RSVP, please email Linda Wynne at

Mom’s Night Out

Moms of people with different abilities are invited to bring their problems, triumphs and their need to laugh to Mom’s Night Out. Jericho will supply drinks and refreshments. Participants are welcome to bring something to share.

537 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA

Call Linda LaPointe for meeting times. amd RSVP to her at or calling 413~538~7450

Parent/Professional Advocacy League

Moving Forward: Our Journey. A group for empowering families through transition planning.

Meets at Jericho in Holyoke as well as one other location,   different each month. For more information visit or email

Rainbow Support Group of Western Massachusetts

This group provides support and info to individuals with intellectual challenges who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or those who are questioning.

Western Mass Training Consortium
187 High Street, Suite 202
Holyoke, MA

For questions or to find out meeting times contact Tammy Nothe-Hebert at 413~536~2401 x3036

Women's Group

Support group for women with Autism. This group is being offered by the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). There is no attendance fee.

Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA

For more information or to join this group, contact Stephanie Birkdale at

Growing Strong Skills Training for Children and their Caregivers

The group will use the Attachment Regulation and
Competency Framework to help children learn
different skills.

CSO Outpatient Clinic
8 Atwood Dr, Suite 201
Tuesdays 4:45‐6:15 pm

For more information and to register please contact Dave at 413.582.0471 ext. 5080 or Kim ext. 5032

Valley ADHD Parent Support Group

This group is for parents and caregivers to receive
ADHD information and support. It is a place where
you can be heard and not be judged.

1st Monday of every month
Northampton Area Pediatrics
193 Locust St., Northampton

For more information contact

Wire Monkey Mama’s Coffee Club

A bi‐weekly meetup and solidarity circle for all
mams like grand, step, foster, and any mama who
cares for a child.

Every other Monday evening
1 Market Street, Northampton

At The Roost in Northampton. For more information, text Yoshi at 413‐347‐2517.

Asperger’s Support Group of the Berkshires

This group is for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome to come together and offer friendship, fellowship and support.

Group will meet in various places throughout the community; please contact Elizabeth Flaherty at 413~443~4780 x16 to RSVP and find out location.

Berkshire Social Group

This group is for teens and young adults who live in Berkshire County and are on the autism spectrum. The group meets regularly for conversation and community based activities.

Meets regularly, every other Friday evening, throughout the community.

Please contact Ben Breton at or 413~529~2428 x121 for monthly group schedule and outing details.

LGBTQ and the Autism Spectrum

This group is being offered by the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). There is an attendance fee of $5.

South Hadley Public Library
Conference Room
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA

For more information or to join this group, please contact Stephanie Birkdale at

Westfield Support Group for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

This group is an opportunity for support and discussion among adults on the autism spectrum. We provide a “safe space” for our community and as such are not recommended for friends and family members except in a support role.

Building Autistic Community, Inc
507 Southampton Road #1
Westfield, MA

For more information, contact the group at or call BAC at 413~359~0222.

Families of Spirited Children (It Takes a Village)

This is a group for parents, grandparents, and care‐
givers of children with special needs, autism, ADHD
or physical, sensory, or medical challenges. Free
childcare and refreshments provided.

Tuesdays, 10:00am‐11:30am,
starting November 7, 2017
Anna T. Dunphy School
1 Petticoat Hill Road, Williamsburg

For more information, contact It Takes a Village at 413‐650‐3640 or Kat at or